| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Donald C. Allen, a retired corporate lawyer who was a founder of the Baltimore law firm of Allen, Thiebolt and Alexander, died Thursday at his home in Jackson, Wyo., of pancreatic cancer. He was 82.
The son of Donald E. Allen, a meat inspector, and...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:56 PM
"The Biggest Loser" aims to put a controversial season in the rear-view mirror as it announced its Season 16 cast Wednesday featuring 20 former athletes who've let their fitness levels slide -- and a new gig for trainer Bob Harper.
The theme for the new...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Hinsdale Central High School senior guard Gabrielle Rush had no doubt on the region of the country where she would play college basketball.
Rush wanted to follow in the footsteps of her older brother and sister and attend an Ivy League school on the...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:17 AM
A Georgetown University student died Tuesday after apparently contracting meningitis, the university said.
Andrea Jaime, a 19-year-old from Miami, was a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies, Georgetown said in a statement. She had...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:59 PM
W. Robert "Bob" Fallaw Jr., a retired Washington College history professor, died of multiple myeloma complications Dec. 13 at the Hospice Center of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 78.
Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Walter Robert Fallaw Sr.,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Facebook has responded to Princeton University research that predicts the collapse of the social network with some research of its own, and the company concludes Princeton too will be out of business by 2021.
This week, researchers from the university...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A New Jersey lawmaker on Saturday said he intends to formally request Governor Chris Christie and his staff hand over more correspondence and documents related to the bridge scandal that has engulfed Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
In his previous novels — including “Native Speaker” (1995), “Aloft” (2004) and “The Surrendered,” a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — Chang-rae Lee has established a strong reputation as a polished...
| Jan 17, 2014
More than 100 colleges and universities, including several in California, promised Thursday to try to attract more low-income students by strengthening relationships with high schools and community colleges, increasing access to advisors and offering more...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Longtime comedy writer featured in documentary
Ben Starr, 92, a veteran comedy writer who was featured in the 2012 documentary "Lunch" chronicling the twice-monthly meetings of show business funnymen, died of congestive heart failure...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:46 PM
If there has been any backlash against online education by traditional bricks-and-mortar universities, that notion is usually couched in words such as "confusion" and "misuse."
Confusion as to what online learning is supposed to be and how to make it...